Weekly roundup June 19-25


Cooling the tube – Engineering heat out of the Underground

Running is the Worst Way to Get Fit Tonic

Time for Canada to revisit the tax deduction for child-care expenses The Globe and Mail

Letter of Recommendation: The Canadian Football League The New York Times Magazine


2017 Bike Ride 2

It was a lovely 24 degrees out today with brilliant sunshine. I took the opportunity to take a nice long bike ride (33.5 km) and help the city out by finding and reporting several broken water fountains.

2017 Ride 2

2017 Bike Ride 1

Sunday was a beautiful day so we got out for a bike ride. It meandered down to the water near Exhibition Place.

2017 Ride 1

Even got a good view of how high Lake Ontario is this year. I quite liked the sound of the waves shooting up through the gaps in the boardwalk.

Waves on the lake boardwalk shooting up through the cracks

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Weekly roundup June 12-18


Stop Pretending You’re Not Rich The New York Times

Black Brazilians Are Becoming a Powerful Market OZY

What Happened to Eastern Airlines Flight 980? Outside


Weekly roundup June 5-11


Life or death for black travelers’: How fear led to ‘The Negro Motorist Green-Book The Washington Post

Too white, too black, or not black enough? This is not a question for others to decide The Guardian

How To Call B.S. On Big Data: A Practical Guide The New Yorker

When America Barred Italians The New York Times


Weekly roundup May 29 - June 4


A call for a progressive Toronto *Marshall’s Musings

The Math Gift Myth Devlin’s Angle

Are Pop Lyrics Getting More Repetitive? The Pudding

Meech Lake, again? How about we just don’t National Post


Weekly roundup May 22-28


Brazil’s Car Wash Scandal Reveals a Country Soaked in Corruption Bloomberg

Brazil’s sordid tale of beef and bribes The Globe and Mail

A Better Sounding Subway WNYC